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Old 03-26-2013, 09:02 PM
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Default Any One Collect Pins?

This is something I just started collecting. I have picked up a few here and there, like a 2009 Yankee Stadium Opening Day Pin among others. I really like picking up pins and can see myself having a large collection within time.

I was wondering if there were other pin collectors here and how do do you store/display your pins? Where can i pick up supplies to keep my pins in good condition?

Also, I would love to see some pin collections, so post up some pics.

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See this thread and search out his book. It is INCREDIBLE and has tons of photos. See -- Message to Dr Muchinsky -- and look for his book
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Mike,

Welcome to the pin collecting hobby! Some people refer to us as " pinheads" but I have been called worse. I love pinback buttons, have written two books on them, baseball and boxing, and would be happy to discuss pins with you at any time.

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Old 03-27-2013, 01:24 PM
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Here are some of my pins I collect.
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Welcome to the forum.
There are definitely some pin collectors on our board. I dabble in everything and here are a few...







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here are my 2 rare jackie robinson pins and also the display board for jackie pins.
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Nice timing on this thread. Recent pickups for me:
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Nice pins Rob. Do you think the 1920 pin came with a ribbon or some type of charm?
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Nice pins Rob. Do you think the 1920 pin came with a ribbon or some type of charm?
I'm not really sure. I have another version similar to this one that definitely was issued after the Indians won the 1920 Series, and that one has a very ornate ribbon. If I had to guess, I'd say this one originally had some kind of trinket attached, mainly because it's made by the same company that made the other 1920 pin I have and because it recognizes a championship season.
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Kevin,

I have been chasing the Brooklyn Eagle pin of Jackie forever. I have never seen the pin board with Jackie's picture. I am posting some of my Jackie/Brooklyn pins.

I find the best way to store pins is in the box frames.

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I love pins and badges, in particular vintage enamel badges.
Funnily enough, not so much baseball......
I kind of like putting together groups in themes, so over the last 8-10 years I did vintage motorcylces, then vintage Aussie rules football clubs, vintage international soccer clubs, and a mixed sports group.

Here's a shot of my motorcycles lot.

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Don't know if anyone here is into pins from other sports or subjects, but I have quite a few boxing pins available for sale/trade and am looking for some others, like Marciano. I have the following available:

Boxing
Archie Moore: with mini boxing gloves attached
Jake La Motta
Marcel Cerdan
Sugar Ray Robinson
Randy Turpin
Mike Tyson
James Toney v. Roy Jones Jr.
Tami Mauriello
Jersey Joe Walcott (2 diff, one with ribbon]
Ingemar Johansson
Bob Montgomery
Henry Armstrong
Larry Holmes

Others
--1950s Harlem Globetrotters: nice figure of unidentified ballplayer twirling a ball on his left index finger and carrying a suitcase
--I also have several Peter Max designed pins from the movie Paint Your Wagon.
--1970s Montreal Canadians logo
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would anyone really walk around with this kind of weight hanging off a PM-10? How about the ones with a 6" bowie knife attached?
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Often wondered the same... Those Pinbacks with knives attached are from a whole different era.
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Often wondered the same... Those Pinbacks with knives attached are from a whole different era.
Comon Guys what red blooded american boy can resist the Mick with a neat little brother pig sticker!!
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:20 PM
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Comon Guys what red blooded american boy can resist the Mick with a neat little brother pig sticker!!
I dare you to wear that on your next plane flight

Generally, I don't love the attachments but the glove w/NY Giants was the only reason I got this duplicate Antonelli.
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Rob,
I believe the attachments to pinbacks were done to make them more attractive to kids, especially boys. I remember vendors at ballparks with boards filled with pins with attachments. I admit as a 10 year old boy, a pin with a knife attached was pretty neat. Now of course this would never be allowed. Of course when I went to high school we had a rifle club where the boys brought their firearms to school. I don't know about the rest of you, but part of the reason I collect is to remember the good old days. They are sadly gone forever.

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would anyone really walk around with this kind of weight hanging off a PM-10? How about the ones with a 6" bowie knife attached?
I just ran across this Mickey Mantle one on Ebay...pin with glove
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I just ran across this Mickey Mantle one on Ebay...pin with glove
The construction of that glove doesn't look half bad
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I was going to ask if other teams had these Armour (hot dog) Tab Pins...I did a quick google and found this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Early-1960s-...-/220813464547

Good lord! If that was the SF logo, I'd be on it like a fly on you-now-what!

Anybody got any more???
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I do not actively collect pins and this is my only one, maybe it will bring good luck this year. Bless you boys
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i have 17 armour team tabs
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i have 17 armour team tabs
looking for angels twins and senators
do they exist?
also looking for 1967 cranes pin athletics? does it exist?
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I wish I could answer your questions but I have no idea. I would absolutely LOVE to see a picture of your Armour team pins!
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Just remembered it's Mutt from the Mutt & Jeff cartoon.
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Just picked up #4 of the 5 Giants HOF pins...Mize HF38. MK (Mike) has told me there are 40 pins total. He has 37 of the 40 and, like me, is still looking for HF39 Hoyt Wilhelm. Mike has identified 39 of the 40. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHO HF36 MIGHT BE?
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Even if Paul Muchinsky's values were high by a factor of two (as they often are), someone got a good deal here. I think the seller could have done better with a better description.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-LOT-...vip=true&rt=nc
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Holy cow pie Batman!!!! I would have paid that for the Jackson pin alone
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Here's my pin collection. Its small and modern, but I love it and will always look to add to it.

Thanks to ooo-ribay, who has been a source of information to a pin novice like me, I habe placed a few bid on some Yankees pin backs from the 70s and 80s, so fingers crossed I win a couple. Thanks again for the advice and pin pics sir.

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Thought I would refresh this thread with my first Photo Button purchase. Reggie, of course. Think I did good.

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Thanks Mike.

I did some research on it to (go me!). Found its a Sports Photo Associates button from 1981. To get it, you would send in 1 dollar and a few 1981 Fleer baseball wrappers and get a pin. There was a checklist, so there were a few other players. I will look at the check list and try to grab all the Yankees on it.

Of course, I am sure you guys already knew that.

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Anybody know when this pin was issued. Nice little pin says 1894 patent but not sure what that means. Help much Appreciated.. J
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Anybody know when this pin was issued. Nice little pin says 1894 patent but not sure what that means. Help much Appreciated.. J
Hey Jonathan,

that’s definitely a cool Spalding pin, apparently advertising bicycles. While the paper insert doesn’t exactly match any of Whitehead & Hoag’s Type I (1896), Type II (1896), or Type III (1896-97) labeling, the pin is featured on the cover of the 1897 Whitehead & Hoag catalog. I’d assume that with the singular patent, your pin dates from earlier, most likely from between the patent date on your example, and the second patent date of April 14, 1896, with both dates appearing on the majority of later inserts.

I hope this information helps, and I apologize for the terrible photos.


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Nice pile today, these dont take up much room

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That is a nice pile....the 1994 took me forever to find, the NLCS Game 4 is not often seen and I've only seen one other Dravecky.
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These all came from a 'stick beer vendors collection supposedly, more to come I hope
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Another 89, new to me anyhow, dig the colors, or lack thereof, on this one
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I call these "parking lot pins." They were sold, illegally, in the parking lot of Candlestick Park during the Humm Baby years; late 1980s. They were probably a buck apiece, at the time. The bottom left is a new pickup. They are "out there," but not in great numbers. There are a few more I'm looking for.
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hummmm Baby stickers just found a pile, baseball shaped knockoff for sure
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Rob - in your experience have you found the 1.75 inch version of this Giants crossed bats style pin to be more difficult to find then the smaller 1.25 inch version?
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Rob - in your experience have you found the 1.75 inch version of this Giants crossed bats style pin to be more difficult to find then the smaller 1.25 inch version?
I think it is, Mike. I had never given it much thought, but I have a picture document of my Giants “crossed bat” pins and, at the time I created the doc, I was still missing the 1.75” blue border.

That said, I feel much better about the smaller font “GIANTS” on the right. The other was presented as vintage, but I’m not so sure...
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No prob! I have all the old issues of Baseball Advertiser and they’re filled with useful info.


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Thank you ! Now I even know the full checklist !
...and there is the official answer. Thanks again!
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Thanks, Andrew! Always good to get to the bottom of things!
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And you guys might like to see these from my collection. From the ASCCA shows in NYC during the 70’s:





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I had taken some time away from the hobby recently, but jumped right back in as I started to finally pick up some Yankees pinbacks. It started with a Reggie Jackson & then I added more quickly. Now I'm on the hunt for more and have zeroed in on a couple that I hope to add to the growing collection.

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